The Sicilian Buttercup chicken was reportedly imported to America in 1835 and not until 1918 admitted to the American Standard of Perfection. The Sicilian Buttercup chicken originated on the Island of Sicily. It has a beautiful cup-shaped comb. A great barnyard or show fowl that is sure to please everyone. It is a delicate bird and is not winter hardy as most breeds of chickens are. The Sicilian Buttercup Chicken does not take well to confinement and more of a free range very active chicken. This chicken breed also does not go broody.
"In 2013 we stopped breeding the buttercup breed because we were unable to stop the progression of the buttercup cup comb from splitting apart a little more each year as we were producing the next generation. Although we had used this bloodline since 1971 we ran our course without any new genetics to infuse. We were unable to find another bloodline that had the quality that we use to have on this breed. So we made a decision not to continue breeding the Buttercup chicken breed and offering it until we could find another bloodline to work with. To this date we have not been able to find another bloodline that is of quality… If you know of a breeder working with the standard Buttercup we would sure like to have the contact information… just put attention JEFF….”
I have one and she's great! I'd never heard of this breed before. She lays beautiful pinkish white eggs. A lil smaller than the other eggs I get. She's a lil smaller too. But she doesn't let the other chickens push her around. Love her! (Posted on 2/10/2016)
Thanks! Review by Abby Iowa May 2012
I showed in the American, English, Mediterranean, All Other Standard Breed, Mixed Breed, Pairs, Bantam Single Comb, Clean Legged and Showmanship Classes. This was my first year showing. I got 1 Red and 9 Blue Ribbons. I also received 4 best of breed awards and 1 Reserve Champion and 1 Champion. I also got 3rd in showmanship. (Posted on 12/7/2015)